Thomas Freeland
100B Marion Pepe Drive • Lodi, NJ 07644 (908) 834-1022 tom62680@gmail.com
www.free-lanceinc.com

Summary:

To obtain a position where I can utilize and improve my skills in the fields of art, design, illustration & animation and grow with your company. Freelance print and interactive design in the areas of: pharmaceutical, health and beauty, automotive, technology & communications, publishing, & fashion.

Professional Experience:

Freelance Packaging Production Artist, 5/16 -  3/17
Chobani Yogurt, New York, NY
• Creating and editing packaging and labels to adhere to branding guidelines, along with the design and production of ads,
      banners and photo mockups.

Freelance Graphic Designer, 10/15 - 3/16
Daron Worldwide Trading, Fairfield, NJ
• Creating original packaging, artwork, and product drawings, preparing files for production, photographing new product and
      creating marketing materials.
• Clients include: Alaska Air, American Airlines, Southwest

Freelance Packaging Production Artist, 3/15 - 9/15
SGS International, Mahwah, NJ
• Taking existing packaging and labels and recreating them to adhere to new branding guidelines.
• Client: CVS

Freelance Prepress Graphic Artist, 9/14 - 3/15
Challenge Printing, Clifton, NJ
• Creating packaging components such as medicine bottle/carton labels, inserts, pamphlets, work and meeting with clients
      to ensure project details are accurate
• Clients: Roxane Laboratories, Biogen, Actavis Pharmaceuticals, Sharp

Production Artist, 4/09 - 10/14
Clark Printing, Saddle Brook, NJ
• Designing, typesetting and laying out supermarket circulars, communicating with printers and store owners, uploading files,
      searching for grocery artwork and stock art
• Clients: Met/A& J Supermarkets, Giunta Meat Farms, Corrado’s Market

Graphic/Production Artist, 11/05 – 12/08
Giovatto Advertising and Consulting, Paramus, NJ
• Resizing, updating, and arranging automotive and phone ads for the east coast
• Client: T-Mobile, Bruce Bennett Nissan, Major World, JMK BMW

Graphic/Production Artist, 11/05 - 1/06 - consulting
Monte Printing, Roselle Park, NJ
• Creating various print items and prepping jobs for press
• Clients included: Cuts, Charlie Brown's, NAACP

Production Artist, 7/05 - 11/05 - consulting
Myron Corporation, Maywood, NJ
• Typesetting and reproducing bitmap and vector logos for various promotional products
• Clients included: Merrill Lynch, Embassy Suites, Motorola

Graphic/Production Assistant, 3/05 - 6/05, 3/06 - 5/06 - consulting
Clark Printing, Saddle Brook, NJ
• Cleaning up and laying out images and text for yearbooks in Adobe Photoshop

Graphic Designer, 10/03 - 2/04
Martin Luther King Commemorative Commission, Trenton, NJ - winter internship
• Designed brochures and pamphlets, typed newsletters, answered phones

Graphics Assistant, 8/03 - 9/03 - summer job
All Color Graphic Systems, New York, NY
• Matting, framing, cutting, digitally retouched images in Photoshop/Illustrator, output to large format Epson printers

Skills:

3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Dreamweaver,
Filemaker Pro, basic HTML, iMovie, Adobe Flash, Macromedia Freehand, QuarkXpress, Quicktime, Xerox Freeflow,
vector drawing, pre-press, page layout 

Education:

The Art Institute Of Boston At Lesley University, Boston, MA
• B.F.A. in Animation/Illustration, May 2003

School Of Visual Arts, New York, NY
• Coursework in Cartooning, 2000 - 2001

Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY
• A.A. in Graphic Design, May 2000

Freelance:

Jackpot Energy Beverages – 4/10 – present - offsite
• Creating label design and branding for upcoming energy drink including packaging design, business cards, presentations, website       design, displays, and product retouching

Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association, Inc., Ledgewood, NJ – 4/10 - present - offsite
• Designing print collateral for animal shelter on a volunteer basis

GLR Graphics, River Edge, NJ – 3/15 – present - offsite
• Designed print collateral and web banners for financial services client

Huntington Learning Center, Oradell, NJ – 9/15
• Designed and made changes to print collateral including brochures and sell sheets

Better Health Lab, Inc. – Hackensack, NJ – 6/13-9/13 – offsite
• Redesigned label and packaging for existing line of electrolyte water

REACH3 - Verona, WI - 6/10 – 11/11 - offsite
• Designing brochures and mailers for healthcare companies

Elevated Consulting, Burbank, CA – 4/10 - 2/11 - offsite
• Designing interior, cover and illustrations for upcoming child psychology book

Energex Systems, Allendale, NJ – 12/07 – 7/09
• Designing and printing several posters for an open hour for a medical device company, creating annual report for past year as           well as charts and CD labels

Cascadia Consulting Group, Ramsey, NJ – 12/08 – 1/09 - offsite
• Recreating Powerpoint presentations from PDFs

New York Loft Hostel, Brooklyn, NY – 10/08 – 11/08 - offsite
• Creating a map in Adobe Illustrator to direct customers to location with a directory of nearby eateries, bars, and subway locations

Tortis.net, New York, NY – 8/08 - offsite
• Created web banners and subway maps for major cities in Adobe Illustrator in vector format

EM Diagnostics, Inc., Short Hills, NJ – 2/07 - 4/07
• Created a two-sided booklet and website design promotioning x-ray equipment

Aurora Technologies - New York, NY – 11/03-12/03
• Created animated CD-ROM presentations for Canon and retouched images

Skills:

3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Dreamweaver, Filemaker Pro, basic HTML, iMovie, Adobe Flash, Macromedia Freehand, QuarkXpress, Quicktime, Xerox Freeflow, vector drawing, pre-press, page layout

Education:

The Art Institute Of Boston At Lesley University, Boston, MA
• B.F.A. in Animation/Illustration, May 2003

School Of Visual Arts, New York, NY
• Coursework in Cartooning, 2000 - 2001

Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY
• A.A. in Graphic Design, May 2000